Smithville Police Make DUI Arrest

June 21, 2007
Dwayne Page

The Smithville Police Department made a DUI arrest Wednesday.

Chief Tom Stufano says \" Wednesday morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. Smithville Police patrolling West Broad Street, came in contact with a vehicle driving erratically. Further observance noted that the Chevy Pickup had crossed the centerline numerous times. Upon contact with the driver now known as 34 year old Jules Cassidy of 3393 Central Valley Road in Murfreesboro, officers found him to be highly intoxicated. Officers also noticed open beer containers on the floorboard of the vehicle during their investigation. Cassidy submitted to a field sobriety test but he was very unsteady on his feet and performed poorly. He was given the opportunity to submit to a blood test to detect the presence of alcohol in his system, but he refused. Officers found that Cassidy was also driving on a Revoked Driver's License (13th) offense, was in possession of a prohibited weapon (a set of brass knuckles) and that this arrest was his 3rd for DUI. A check of Cassidy's driver's record disclosed that he had (5) pages of driving and revocation offenses in Tennessee. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $16,500 bond for combined offenses. His vehicle was seized under the state's forfeiture act.\"

Chief Stufano says \"The detrimental effects of drinking and driving are severe and unforgiving, with accidents usually resulting. The Smithville Police in cooperation with the Governor's Highway Safety Council are concentrating on keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe against those who insist on drinking and driving. We encourage our residents, neighbors and guests to contact the Police if you suspect a drunk driver on our roadways. \"

He says \"Remember in our small community the life you may save will most assuredly be a family member or someone you know. Your continued support and partnership in keeping our community safe is appreciated by all.\"

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